'American Idol' holding auditions in Myrtle Beach Thursday

'American Idol' to hold auditions in Myrtle Beach Thursday.
'American Idol' to hold auditions in Myrtle Beach Thursday.

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Auditions for American Idol were held in Myrtle Beach Thursday. Hundreds of hopefuls had the chance to show their talent from 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. 

The Idol Bus tour was parked by the old Pavilion where thousands of hopefuls lined up well before the sun started to rise. Singers traveled from all over the region and the county for a chance to sing in front of the judges.

The judges were producers for the show. One of them gave WMBF News the inside scoop on what it is he was looking for in a competitor

"Obviously, we're looking for the voice to be amazing, a personality that stands out, and someone who we feel is ready to get on that stage and sing for America's vote," Brian Robinson, senior producer, explained.

Singers who made the cut, will proceed to the second two in front of executive producers, before heading out to sing in front of the celebrity judges.

Also, new this year, 
American Idol is rewarding those who are the contestants' biggest supporters.

The show is giving out a special "American Idol true believer" reward.

Each contestant names his or her "True Believer" and that person has the opportunity to win $50,000 if their contestant wins the show.

To learn more, click here: http://idol.ly/true-believer-rules

WECT contributed to this report.

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